The Phillies made a minor depth move on Tuesday morning, acquiring minor league outfielder Dustin Peterson from the Brewers in exchange for cash. Peterson saw sparse big league action in 2018 and 2019 with the Braves and Tigers, but has yet to establish himself at the major league level.
Peterson was assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and will join other depth options in former Cardinal Justin Williams, and 2017 World Baseball Classic standout John Andreoli, among others. Peterson should be able to handle both corner outfield positions, and adds another right-handed bat to the mix.
A 2013 second-round pick out of Arizona’s Gilbert High School, Dustin Peterson has put up a .263/.320/.385 slash line over 3,528 minor league plate appearances. With Bryce Harper nursing a sore elbow, and Odúbel Herrera and Mickey Moniak currently on the IL, Peterson will provide a bit more insurance in a murky Phillies outfield mix.